Blue Mauritius, book cover

Welcome to the Blue Mauritius Research Companion

This website contains biographical and bibliographical information about the Post Office Mauritius stamps and subjects related to them. It is based on my research for the book Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps.

Journal Note

[On stamps and their followers]
The Philatelic Record
vol. 13, no. 150, June 1891, pp. 143-44

We can understand a new or unique orchid fetching a large price, for a flower is in itself a thing of beauty. But what is there in an old postage stamp, which has been used, or has ceased to be issued, that men should be willing to give hundreds of pounds for it?